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Episode 60
TV Episode 60
Title: An Illustrator Murder Case
Japanese title: イラストレーター殺人事件

(Irasutorētā Satsujin Jiken)

Broadcast rating: 19.5%
Manga case: #35
Original airdate: May 26, 1997
Season: 3
Manga source: Volume 13: Files 5-7 (125-127)
Cast: Conan Edogawa

Kogoro Mouri
Ran Mouri
Inspector Megure

Case solved by: Kogoro Mouri (via Conan)
Next Conan's Hint: Contact lens set
Director: Kenji Kodama
Organizer: Masashi Abe
Storyboard: Masashi Abe
Episode director: Masashi Abe
Animation director: Toshiko Sasaki
Opening song: Nazo
Closing song: Hikari to Kage no Roman
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Situation []

Kenjin Hanaoka is a popular painter who seems to have everything that a man could want: his own design firm, best selling books, and untold wealth. But when he decides to eat the forbidden fruit and have an affair with one of his pretty, young illustrators his life starts to come apart at the seams. But rather than face the consequences of his mistakes, Hanaoka tries to cover them up in a brutal and bloody manner. Can Conan see through his ingenious plot and expose Hanaoka for what he really is?


EP60 Case

Location: Chono household
Victim: Izumi Chono
Age: 25 Years old
Cause of death: Blunt force trauma
Culprit: Kenjin Hanaoka

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Resolution []

The culprit is Kenjin Hanaoka. Most of the works he created were actually created by his apprentice Izumi Chono, who coerced him to have a romantic relationship with her and then threatened to blackmail him to continue supporting her lest she reveal their secret. All the paintings contain a mark of the victim, an artist's signature of a sort: a butterfly mark. She also occasionally paints the mark on her colleagues and boss/lover as a prank; this would confirm Hanaoka's guilt.The trick Hanaoka used after bludgeoning her with a rock crystal ashtray was leaning her body over the balcony of his apartment room. The corpse is tied to a fishing line that is connected to a pulley system using a flower pot as a weight and a nail, which was attached to the apartment door and would become detached when it was opened. He hid evidence of the fishing line by using a contact lens cleaner container as a weight to pull the line down a drain after the pot falls. Hanaoka calls a botanist employee to come over to activate the mechanism and in the midst of the chaos has a one sided conversation, pretending to hear from Chono about her supposed plans to committing suicide.

After explaining the trick and with Hanaoka asserting that he'd never been to the apartment before, Conan reveals another butterfly mark hidden on his big toe's nail by spilling a cup of coffee and scalding his foot, making him remove his sock. At the start of the episode, Chono had painted said butterfly mark with a newly released nail polish right before Hanaoka woke up (he did not notice it as Chono had put his socks on).

BGM listing[]

# Song Title Romaji Translation OST
1 Nazo Mystery Nazo
2 昼下がりの天使たち Hirusagari no Tenshitachi Early Afternoon Angels Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 3
3 推理 (オリジナルver.) Suiri (Orijinaru ver.) Deduction (Original ver.) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
4 推理 (オリジナルver.) Suiri (Orijinaru ver.) Deduction (Original ver.) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
5 コナンの危機 Konan no Kiki Conan's Crisis Detective Conan Original Soundtrack Super Best
6 事件現場2 Jiken Genba 2 Scene of the Case 2 Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
7 悪のテーマ (パート2) Aku no Tēma (Pāto 2) Theme of Evil (Part 2) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
8 事件現場 (オリジナルver.) Jiken Genba (Orijinaru ver.) Scene of the Case (Original ver.) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
9 サスペンス~危機感 Sasupensu ~ Kikikan Suspense ~ Impending Crisis Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 3
10 捜査開始 Sōsa Kaishi The Investigation Begins Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 3
11 怪人包帯男1 Kaijin Hōtai Otoko 1 The Mysterious Bandaged Man 1 Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 3
12 西の名探偵 Nishi no Meitantei The Great Detective of the West Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 3
13 怪人包帯男2 Kaijin Hōtai Otoko 2 The Mysterious Bandaged Man 2 Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 3
14 対決のテーマ (落ち着きver.) Taiketsu no Tēma (Ochitsuki ver.) Showdown Theme (Calm ver.) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
15 コナンの夢 Konan no Yume Conan's Dream Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1
16 光と影のロマン Hikari to Kage no Roman Romance of Light and Shadow Hikari to Kage no Roman
17 事件解決(意気揚々ver.) Jiken Kaiketsu (Ikiyōyō ver.) Case Resolution (Triumphant ver.) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2


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